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  • A Desert Named Peaceby Benjamin Claude Brower

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    In the mid-nineteenth century, French colonial leaders in Algeria started southward into the Sahara, beginning a fifty-year period of violence. Lying in the shadow of the colonization of northern Algeria, which claimed the lives of over a million people, French empire in the Sahara sought power through physical force as it had elsewhere; yet violence... more...

  • The Algerian Warby Heather Lehr Wagner

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00

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  • The Battle of the Casbahby General Paul Aussaresses

    Enigma Books 2004; US$ 19.00

    This book is particularly relevant to the current debate on terrorism. That story constitutes the main part of this book. It details the methods used, including torture and summary executions, and the results obtained by the paratrooper commando units led more...

  • Bound for Africaby Douglas H. Jr. Hubbard

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    This is the story of the author's introduction to Africa at a time when much of the continent was in the grips of Cold War skirmishes between the free world and the communist forces of China and the Soviet Union. Frayed from three years of service during the Vietnam War, Hubbard traveled to Africa intending to become a rural policeman in a quiet area... more...

  • Geschichte Afrikas im 19. und 20. Jahrhundertby Leonhard Harding

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2006; US$ 694.00

    Leonhard Hardings kompakte Einführung in die Geschichte Afrikas im 19. und 20 Jahrhundert liegt hier in zweiter Auflage vor. Der Autor hat die aktuelle Literatur ergänzt. Nach dem bewährten Muster der Reihe bietet Harding zunächst einen knappen Überblick der wichtigsten Entwicklungen in Afrika seit 1800. Im zweiten Abschnitt skizziert der Autor Grundprobleme... more...

  • The Zimbabwe Cultureby Innocent Pikirayi

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 36.99

    Offering a unique and original perspective on the rise and fall of indigenous states of southern Zambezia, The Zimbabwe Culture analyzes the long contentious history of the remains of the remarkable cyclopean masonry, ranging from mighty capitals of traditional kings to humble farmsteads. Forming a cornerstone of the geographical lore of Africa in... more...

  • Swazilandby David Fleminger

    30 Degrees South Publishers 2009; US$ 10.00

    The kingdom of Swaziland is a friendly, compact and enchanting country to visit. Its landscapes range from dramatic mountain peaks to deep river valleys, from lush rolling hills to evocative bushveld plains. Add to this a thriving cultural heartbeat, a traditional monarchy going back hundreds of years and a proud national identity, and you have a really... more...

  • Expedición a Argelby Carlos Gutiérrez de los Ríos

    Linkgua 2012; US$ 5.45

    Carlos Gutiérrez de los Ríos fue el VII conde de Fernán-Núñez. Ocupó puestos de relevancia en el servicio diplomático de España que le permitieron ser un cronista privilegiado de los grandes sucesos del siglo XVIII. La Expedición de Argel es un diario de la invasión española a Argel de 1775.   Biographische Informationen Carlos José Gutiérrez... more...

  • Modern Africaby Basil Davidson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Basil Davidson's famous book -- now updated in a welcome Third Edition -- reviews the social and political history of Africa in the twentieth century. It takes the reader from the colonial era through the liberation movements to independence and beyond. It faces squarely the disappointments and breakdowns that have dulled the early successes of the... more...

  • Decolonization in Africaby John D. Hargreaves

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    John Hargreaves examines how the British, French, Belgian, Spanish and Portuguese colonies in tropical Africa became independent in the postwar years, and in doing so transformed the international landscape. African demands for independence and colonial plans for reform - central to the story - are seen here in the wider context of changing international... more...